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Turkey parliament brawl over judicial debate

Turkish MPs have approved controversial plans to reform the country's top judicial body, amid a brawl which left one opposition MP with a broken nose.

The government wants the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors - the HSYK - to come under justice ministry control.

The bill was debated overnight amid heated scenes, with reports of dozens of MPs involved in a fist fight.

The BBC's James Reynolds said the violence in parliament has shown strong divisions in Turkish politics.

  • 15 Feb 2014
  • From the section Europe
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